Passionate teacher with over eleven years of experience.
2013 Finalist for Summer Literary Seminars Unified Poetry Contest
2009 Finalist for Summer Literary Seminars Unified Poetry Contest
2009 Finalist for Noemi Chapbook Award
2009 Finalist for Colorado State University Poetry Prize
2008 Finalist for Glosband Poetry Award
2007 Scholarship for Suzuki training from Northampton Community Music Center
2005 Zora Neale Hurston Prize for Poetry, Naropa University
2000 Periclean Award for Senior Honors Violin Recital, Skidmore College
1998 Keck Grant, Ethnomusicology research, Skidmore College
1996 Filene Scholarship for violin performance, Skidmore College
Writing placed in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary; New American Writing; Coconut; DIAGRAM; Dusie; Word For/Word; CutBank; Diner
1997-2013 Suzuki Registered Teacher Training: Every Child Can, Suzuki Principles in Action, Violin Books 1-7 with Teri Einfeldt, Ed Sprunger, Ed Kreitman and others at various institutes, and long-term training with Ronda Cole. Supplemental Repertory with Terry Durbin. Also, O'Connor Method Training Books 1 and 2. Violin Studies with Katie Lansdale from Hartt School of Music, Ronda Cole, Elizabeth Chang from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Michael Emery, Serge Blanc and others. Performances in master classes with Ruggiero Ricci and Rachel Barton Pine, among others. Extensive chamber music study.
Thesis Advisor, James Tate. GPA: 3.71/4.00.
Composition Theories & Pedagogies; Composition Practicum: Teaching Writing; Teaching Creative Writing I & II; Alternative Classroom Practices; Intro to Teaching Writing; Form & Theory of Fiction; Imaginative Writing: Poetry; Imaginative Writing: Fiction; English Lit/Comp; Contemporary Poetry; Modern Poetry; Symbolist Literature; Surrealist Poetry; Poetry of Walt Whitman; Poetry of the Political Imagination; Buddhism & American Lit; Intro to Grant Writing; Technical Writing; Masters Thesis
Cum Laude. Minor in French. GPA: 3.64/4.00.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP); Modern Language Association (MLA); Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA); Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA)
Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Skilled in MS Access, Windows 7, OSX, HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Java. Proficient in French, working knowledge of Arabic. Extensive travel in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with experience living in Paris, Slovenia and Beirut, Lebanon.
Religious studies, ethics, children's literature, cosmology, Waldorf education, environmental studies, poetry, Biodynamic agriculture, mythology, art, math, science, hiking, cooking, foreign film, fiction, French literature, violin playing, crafts, web design, Celtic music, Baroque music, Romantic and Post-Romantic classical music, guitar, percussion, meditation, weaving.
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